Main Stage Concert

50’s Dance Party – Buddy Holly, Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens*

May 21 - May 21


John Mueller’s 50’s Dance Party is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper’s final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert performance includes over two hours of unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50’s era: “That’ll Be The Day”, “Peggy Sue”, “Oh, Boy”, “Rave on”, “La Bamba”, “Chantilly Lace”, and many, many more.


“Flawless….rings as clear and true as a chord from a Fender Stratocaster.”
-The Chicago Tribune

“An air tight band with energy-packed execution of a long string of classics. Rather than museum pieces or mere fodder for oldies radio, these songs had all the vitality and punch that they carried 50 years ago.”
-Springfield State Journal-Register

“Winter Dance Party captures Holly era…a dead-on re-creation of the ’59 show.”
-Kalamazoo Gazette

“John Mueller(as Buddy Holly) gives a stunning portrayal. Highly recommended.”

-Chicago Sun-Times

COVID Policy: (last updated 5/3/2022)

  • Masks are recommended but not required
  • BYOB and Picnic are allowed for all shows for you to bring in and enjoy any food or beverage that you would like at your table
  • A modified version of meet and greet will be implemented for the Theatre for Young Audience shows
  • If you are not feeling well stay home. We will refund your ticket